Ok, I've shot real guns and I'm quite aware these are no where near the same. However, I know very little about them. I'd be interested in getting a fully automatic airsoft gun, and I'm curious to know if there is anything I should know about them. Is there a particular model that is very good and are they modifiable in any way?
i have owned olny spring guns but you must do research. They say you get what you pay for. you can get a fully automatic for $50 ish or 300 on a full metal good quality one. it depends waht you want. i say go to sites like shortyusa.com and others anf find what you want. then go to http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/index.php and see if they have reviews or threads on it. try look for reviews elswere and see if its what your looking for. good luck!
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Get Tokyo Marui or Classic Army Stay away from Cheap Chinese guns, give those to your friends. They are expensiv, but fun. Also, your state may or may not allow-oh, wait, Kentucky. Yeah, you're free as can be, unlike here in California:cort:
I say go to Comic conventions or go to an army surplus store near you, they may have some good ones in the ballpark of $300. SOme spring pistols are good, for about $20-60, but make sure you buy American, Hong Kong, or Japan.
Definately a fun investment. The power of them can range from 90-500 fps (after 300 they really start to sting). Like has already been said, you usually get what you pay for. Don't touch anything with plastic firing mechanisms. Stay away from Crosman, I've had really bad experiences with them. Tokyo-Muari is by far the best. Also look for a decent sized assault rifle (m16/Ak47/Aug), you will be dissapointed with the accuracy of smaller guns. I can't remember the site it was, but I remember seeing a movie of a custom built Chain gun style airsoft gun. It ripped apart a tv. I've also seen movies of airsoft flamethrowers, that shoot an almost constant stream of bb's.
wolvesgoalie;3573159I can't remember the site it was, but I remember seeing a movie of a custom built Chain gun style airsoft gun. It ripped apart a tv. I've also seen movies of airsoft flamethrowers, that shoot an almost constant stream of bb's.
cant remember the site eather but have seen it and WOW! its amazing what they can do with those things.
that reminds me im going to play paintball Sunday, ive never seen an air soft gun before, are they like soft bbs?
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
No, they are hard plastic, but they are softer than metal:p
Yeah about the ammo. ^ the normal ones weigh about 12 grams, but for a bit more money you can get ammo with a steel (copper, lead, i dunno exactly, but some kind of metal) that weighs it down a bit to 22 grams. The lighter ones tend to be a bit slower, and less accurate, while the heavier ones, will sting more, and fly allot straighter. Also, when looking for ammo, ask to see a round of that brand first, or at least look at them in the container very closely. If there are visible seams around the bb, then you might want to look for something else. Good quality bbs will have no seam, and should be perfectly round. BTW do not use anything other than unmodified 6mm plastic bbs, or the gun WILL jam. Believe me, I have tried, and it is a pain in the a** to unjam. It took me a day or two before I finaly got it out, and by then I had scratched up the muzzle quite a bit.
hard plastic?! and some have steel?! isnt that dangerous? i mean it sound like it'd go into you
No the will not break skin, but they will sting, and make sure you wear safety glasses when you play, and even for plain shooting (ricochets are very bouncy). The 22gram bbs have the steel in the core, but the outside is still plastic (there isn't that much in it, just enough to give it a bit more weight). They are larger than normal .177 cal bbs and the guns aren't nearly as powerful, so when they hit you they just bounce off (and sting for a couple of seconds). My friend and I play CTF, and things like that in the valley behined my house. I've been hit everywhere (so has he) and I've never drawn blood from where I've been hit.